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NaNo Day 2

2,235 words. I needed 3,333 to get back on target. Also, my story consists of total "suckage". I love the "idea" of a Bat Out Of Hell story; but I'm just not up to writing it this year. I am considering throwing in the towel on this idea until next year when I hope to be in a better frame of mind. I don't want to court burn-out so soon after feeling somewhat better.

I think I will just write some sort of stream of consciousness sludge and see where it takes me. There's a lot less pressure that way. I don't have to have a great work this year. My new goal is just to cross 50,000 words by November 30.


50k words is enough. Follow the stream, see where it takes you and enjoy the downstream ride :)

good luck!

Thank you. I think I'm too concerned about the Bat Out Of Hell concept living up to the greatness of the music. The stream of consciousness idea is rather freeing. I feel like a weight has been lifted. I intend to go back and work on the Bat Out Of Hell concept again; but not until I'm in a better mental state.

By the way, did you sign up for the writing program? I haven't seen a lot of posts coming from you lately. When does the real estate deal close?
Well, a stream of consciousness can work to... This way you may be able to let yourself enjoy the experience of NaNo and save the Bat Out of Hell concept for a time when you are less burnt out.

Of course, the throwing in the towel idea is valid as well. I know in my case, getting back on that horse would be difficult if I allow myself to skip so I think anything that has me writing is the better way to go. I think the same would apply to you. :)
I think the quality of the Bat Out Of Hell music is cramping my style because I know my writing doesn't live up to that quality. I am expecting too much from myself on this, so it is time to put it aside until I can get my expectations in line.

"Stream of consciousness" in this case is just whatever the heck I feel like writing at the time. I don't expect it to be anything good. In fact, I may keep the words I've written rather than start over. I'm just writing to write. What I write this year is of little consequence. Coherence is irrelevant. I'm not even going to develop characters or plot unless something develops spontaneously.
Oh yes, do keep what you've written so far. To steal from current NaNoWriMo home page content...

Whenever you delete a sentence in your NaNoWriMo novel, a NaNoWriMo angel loses its wings and plummets, screaming, to the ground.
I don't to cause any angels to plummet to the ground. I'm just going to turn the text white and move on.
I'm sorry your story isn't working out the way you hoped it would. Are you sure you weren't just having a bad writing day yesterday? You may find that your muse helps you out today or tomorrow and you figure out how to make your idea work. Of course, making an idea work and meeting your November 30th deadline is probably a very tall order. If your goal is to reach 50,000 words then maybe it's better to go with something that's a little easier to work with. And maybe a stream of consciousness piece will lead to something interesting. :-)
Definitely not just a bad writing day. The concept is just too complex for the 30-day treatment. I'll work on it some other time. Who knows what the stream-of-consciousness thing will generate. It might be even more interesting.

April 2015



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